Former Chelsea player and legend Eidur Gudjohnsen has said that Ross Barkley was disrespectful to take the penalty and miss it, with regular takers Willian and Jorginho present on the pitch.
“It’s almost disrespectful to your team-mates to do something like what Ross Barkley did this evening,” Gudjohnsen said on BT Sport.
“I’m pretty sure it’s clear who is the penalty taker before the game.
“Just to create all the fuss, the tension between your team-mates and yourself and then go on to miss the penalty, you just put yourself under so much more pressure than actually just taking a penalty.”
Gudjohnsen also said that as a captain, Cesar Azpilicueta should have taken control of the situation.
“Show that authority as the captain to make the decision for everyone who’s on the pitch.”
Frank Lampard will now be under added pressure when he travels to France to face Lille in search of his first UCL victory, following domestic games against Liverpool, Grimsby and Brighton.